WorkLight Introduces Version 3.2 with Focus on Widget Developers

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Empowers developers and adds support for Facebook Connect, Adobe AIR 2.

Companies are now able to create and launch business widgets using standards-based web tools for the iPhone, Facebook, iGoogle and beyond with a single development effort

WorkLight, the leader in secure Web 2.0 widgets for business, announced today the release of WorkLight Application Platform 3.2, the widget application solution that automatically syndicates widgets across up to 20 online, desktop and mobile channels. With the new capabilities, companies are now able to create and launch business widgets using standards-based web tools for the iPhone, Facebook, iGoogle and beyond with a single development effort.

“WorkLight Version 3.2 is an important milestone for widget developers in providing a more powerful and effective way to develop widgets across a growing range of popular Web 2.0, desktop and mobile channels,” said Shahar Kaminitz, CEO of WorkLight. “With new usability features and additional platforms, WorkLight is delivering again on its commitment to offer the most advanced platform for efficiently developing and deploying enterprise-class widgets.”

The WorkLight Application Platform 3.2 provides a set of plug-in tools that cover the entire widget development cycle from definition to debugging for rapid deployment across multiple channels. With this latest release, WorkLight customers are now able to leverage Facebook Connect to retrieve user information and publish news items on the user’s Facebook news feed.

New features available in version 3.2 include:

  •     Widget Development – New widget definition wizard, widget templates, samples and automated checking.
  •     Adapter Development – Adapter definition wizard for rapid integration with enterprise systems, adapter templates, samples and automated checking.
  •     Widget Debugging – Embedded widget debugger and environment-specific tools.
  •     Usage Reporting – Widget adoption and usage tracking through customizable reports across all channels.
  •     Expanded Channel Support – Facebook Connect and Adobe AIR 2 support included in widget development and deployment options.

WorkLight-powered widgets drive protected information from enterprise systems to consumers and businesses to enable secure information, promotions and transactions. For example, a financial institution can offer added convenience to their customers through an account management widget for viewing balance, transferring funds and paying bills via web, desktop and mobile widget environments.

Availability
Version 3.2 is available now from WorkLight and its partners worldwide.

About WorkLight

WorkLight is the worldwide leader in enterprise-class widgets for mobile, desktops and web. The WorkLight software-based solution provides the highest levels of security, scalability and integration. Using WorkLight, businesses efficiently create and syndicate widgets to multiple channels such as the iPhone, iGoogle, Facebook and Windows Desktop to better reach and engage their customers, partners and employees. Headquartered in New York, WorkLight was recently named a “Cool Vendor in Web Technology” by Gartner. For more, visit http://www.worklight.com.

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